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The Dark Side of Meditation

Oh joy. Just when you finally convinced yourself to begin a structured meditation routine so as to receive all the benefits promised by certified therapists and pop culture gurus alike comes the disturbing news that medi ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science

How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

Green New Deal Picks Up Significant Christian Support

In the never-ending debate over climate change and what, if anything, America should do about it, the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey ...

Category: Environment Science

Is Precognition for Real?

We’ve all had the experience. Something tells you that your child is in trouble and you race out into the back yard to discover him or her in the process of falling off the swing and scraping a knee. The youngster ...

Category: Science Superstitions

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Actually Mean?

Ask Americans if they believe in God, and 80% of them will say yes. But what God do they believe in? The one described in the Bible, or something else? These are the questions the Pew Research Center set out to answer in ...

Category: Religion Science Spirituality

Is Atheism Its Own Religion?

As with so many other questions nowadays, the answer to whether atheism is its own religion depends on two things: who you ask and how you define your terms. While our question seems like a simple and straightforward one ...

Category: Religion Science

Alabama Legislators Vote To Ban Abortions

In a long-anticipated move, the Republican-controlled Alabama Senate approved a measure that will, if signed into law by Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, virtually abolish abortion in the state. Any doctor who performs one will ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

New Study Links Fundamentalism to Brain Damage

A new study published last month in Neuropsychologia links Christian fundamentalist beliefs to damage in the prefrontal cortex of people who adhere to this belief system. Jordan Grafinan of Northwestern University and a ...

Category: Religion Science

Donate Life in April

National Donate Life Month was first celebrated in 2003 to focus on organ, eye and tissue donation. This year’s theme, “Life is a beautiful ride,” is inspired by bicycles and the circle of life. Tissue ...

Category: Health and Wellness Holidays and Observances Science

Don’t Run on Empty—Take Time for Self-Care

Even older cars have a warning light to tell you when the gas tank is getting low. Ignore that little light and you risk a hazardous situation that could have been easily fixed. Running out of gas is not only inconvenien ...

Category: Health and Wellness Science